November 07, 2015
Dental erosion can be described as loss of enamel due to acid activity on the surface of the teeth. Normally saliva has the buffering capacity to neutralize the effects of acid attacks. However in certain situations, dental erosion exceeds this natural ability to reach a balance. Erosion is different from tooth decay where bacteria play the main role.
Signs of erosion
Several factors promote acidity levels within the mouth, thereby leading to discomfort and the need for expensive restorative work.
Minimizing acid attacks on the enamel are the best line of treatment so that the natural process of remineralization can occur. The following steps can make a remarkable difference.
Treatment options for tooth erosion is limited to restoration work in the form of composite restorations, inlays, onlays and dental crowns, depending on the extent of erosion.